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DFI Announces Jon Sinnreich as New Chair of Seismic and Lateral Loads Committee

Parul Dubey on May 5, 2021 - in News, People

Hawthorne, N.J. : Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Jon Sinnreich, P.E., of Load Test Consulting as the new chair of its Seismic and Lateral Loads Committee. He takes the helm from Kwabena Ofori-Awuah, P.E., D.GE, ENV SP, of Koforia.

Sinnreich earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering at the University of Florida (UF), and previously worked for Fugro Loadtest. He has participated in hundreds of international bi-directional test projects and led R&D efforts on various technologies, including ultrasonic shaft profiling. While coordinating UF research at the Powell Structures and Materials Lab, he oversaw projects dealing with wind engineering and natural hazards. Sinnreich is a registered professional engineer in Florida and current chair of ASTM Subcommittee D18.23 (Field Instrumentation Subcommittee under D18 Soil and Rock). He is also active in DFI as an editorial board member for DFI Journal, and serves on multiple technical committees.

The DFI Seismic and Lateral Loads Committee focuses on the unique issues of seismic design and construction as well as related concerns of other lateral load issues that apply in marine applications, ice and permafrost regions. Learn more about the committee.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI): DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.

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